North Korea publicly executed around 80 people earlier this month, many for watching smuggled South Korean TV shows, a South Korean newspaper reported on Nov. 11 last year. The conservative JoongAng Ilbo cited a single, unidentified source, but at ...View Complete Story
Seems like an unusual move for a government that once reportedly executed 80 people for watching smuggled DVDs of South Korean soap operas. (Via International Business Times). But a writer for Quartz explains why airing a show like the "Teletubbies" ...View Complete Story
Private restaurants and eateries remained illegal (no private enterprise is supposed to exist in North Korea), but in short order private restaurants squeezed out almost all state-run eateries. The owners usually had to register the restaurants as ...View Complete Story
TOKYO — A North Korean official has been executed with a flame-thrower, South Korean media has reported. He is one of up to 11 senior party officials ... The aircraft was more than 80 miles south of the heavily fortified border. The Daily Telegraph ...
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